Death & Dying

Subject
Social Science (SSC)
Course Designator
SSC.225
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
2020FA
Official Course Description

Each of us must deal with a complex of personal responses to death and grief while ascribing meaning and purpose to our lives. In a rapidly changing social and cultural world, conceptualizations of death, living, and grieving often compete with traditional community relationships and meaning. Death, living, and dying will be examined using dimensions of the academic study of Religion, Social Sciences, and the humanities. Death, grieving, and images and ideas of life will be explored. Topics covered include cultural, personal, emotional, legal, philosophical, moral, medical, social, and religious conceptualizations of living and dying. Myth, meaning, visual culture, music, ritual, symbolism, traditions, religious social institutions, civil religion, and the social creation of religious moral ideologies will be examined in the course.

Upcoming Offerings

Below is a list of the planned SSC.225 course sections for this semester and near future. The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date. Please keep in mind that course sections may be cancelled, changed, or otherwise altered before the course section start date.

2020 Fall (August-December)3 course sections

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
SSC.225.M01
Synonym
61944
Location
Mt Pleasant
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Lecture
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
Center for Liberal Arts & Business
Classroom 311
Instructor
Hillary Kolb
Seats Available
23 of 25
Academic Credits
3.00
Billing Credits
3.00
Additional Info
In order to maintain social distancing, some sessions of this class will be conducted remotely online using Zoom videoconferencing software and/or Moodle. Consult your instructor for details.
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Section Name
SSC.225.W01
Synonym
61948
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Online Course
Instructor
Hillary Kolb
Seats Available
2 of 10
Academic Credits
3.00
Billing Credits
3.00
Additional Info
This course is cross-listed with REL.225.W01.
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Section Name
SSC.225.W02
Synonym
61953
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
August 31 December 18
Online Course
Instructor
Hillary Kolb
Seats Available
5 of 10
Academic Credits
3.00
Billing Credits
3.00
Additional Info
This course is cross-listed with REL.225.W02.
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2021 Winter (January-May)1 course section

Section NameSynonymLocationMeeting InfoInstructorSeats AvailableAcademic CreditsBilling CreditsAdditional Info
Section Name
SSC.225.W01
Synonym
62716
Location
Internet Offering
Meeting Info
January 11 May 7
Online Course
WEB
Online ONLINE
Instructor
To Be Announced
Seats Available
21 of 25
Academic Credits
3.00
Billing Credits
3.00
Additional Info
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